September 2020 - Update

As not all students currently have access to the Library, we have set up a ‘Library book request form’ in Google Classrooms – classroom code g5d2yi5
Students can request books, which will be delivered to their English lesson. Please return library books via English teachers.

We are very proud of the Library at Outwood Academy Newbold. It provides an excellent resource for students and staff with over 12000 books as well as magazines, newspapers and computers.

Every student in school is a member of the Library and we encourage everyone to regularly borrow books, recognising the strong links between reading and attainment.

We run reading groups, work with local primary schools, shadow book awards and organise reading themed events.

The library is open every day, with qualified staff on hand to offer guidance. Students are welcome to use the Library at breaks, lunchtimes and before school from 8am.

We also offer a full programme of Enrichment after school.

Current enrichment programme:

  • Monday – Year 7 Reading Group
  • TuesdayCLOSED (staff briefing)
  • Wednesday – Homework and quiet reading
  • Thursday – Chess Club with Mr Bingham
  • FridayCLOSED

Accelerated Reader

All students in Year 7 and 8 (and some in Year 9) participate in the Accelerated Reader reading scheme. More details about the scheme can be found in the attached presentation (link below).

Students can log in to take quizzes on books they have read by following the link below:

For username or password queries please contact the Library.

Looking for a book?

You can now access a full list of all of the books and resources we have in the Library by following this link: Online Book list

If there is a particular book or resource you would like to borrow please come into the Library and we will help you find it.

Under ‘Quick Lists’ you can see what books we have on each of the Accelerated Reader levels.


If you have any queries or would like to come into school to visit the Library please contact us: (01246) 230550 ext. 134.

You can follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with our latest news @NewboldLibrary

Mrs Hill and Mrs Hanson – Librarians

Accelerated Reader Log

If you need to print a replacement ‘Accelerated Reader – Reading Log’ please click the link below to download the electronic version of the ‘Reading Log’ and then follow these instructions:

  • Open the document and select ‘Print’
  • Change the print settings to ‘Booklet’
  • Change the orientation to ‘Landscape’
  • Please print this in ‘Black and White’ only

Check out our recommended reading lists below